Sesame Street
The Count chases Maria
Air date February 16, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Production October 27, 1986
Sponsors E, I, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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Insert Big Bird wishes Luis, Gordon, the kids, Mr. Macintosh, Barkley, Olivia, and the viewer good morning. He sings "Good Morning Mr. Sun" afterwards.
(First: Episode 2079)
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Cartoon E for Erase.
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
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Cartoon Hockey player (Spanish).
(First: Episode 2114)
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Film David asks the viewer to find a rectangle and two circles in the picture of a doorbell.
(First: Episode 0434)
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Muppets Tony tends to an Anything Muppet shopping for a fur coat who ends up wearing a monster (Cookie Monster, to be exact).
(First: Episode 0145)
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Cartoon Knights use different words for "big."
Aritst: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1985)
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Insert Big Bird uses a grown-up's hand to cross the street -- don't leave home without one.
(First: Episode 1595)
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Cartoon Funny 4.
(First: Episode 1653)
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Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
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Cartoon Un pajaro.
(First: Episode 1977)
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Film The kids form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
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Cartoon A lost man (voiced by Jim Thurman) describes what a city is to a man who turns out to be an alien.
(First: Episode 0763)
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Muppets A square monster tires to learn the "In and Out" disco dance.
(First: Episode 1328)
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Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(First: Episode 2218)
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Insert Gordon reads the kids Home Run on the Range starring Forgetful Jones.
(First: Episode 1964)
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Animation Sand I/i
(First: Episode 0619)
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Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon The Bridgekeeper: Square
(First: Episode 1618)
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Cast Maria as Chaplin tries to throw away a newspaper into a rapidly moving litter can. When she finally does, the exit door also moves and she breaks down the wall.
(First: Episode 0753)
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Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
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Muppets Oscar sings "Swamp Mushy Muddy."
(First: Episode 1038)
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Film Anne Meara narrates a silent movie of a girl who is stuck IN the quicksand.
(First: Episode 0511)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Katie think of rhymes.
(First: Episode 1644)
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Cartoon Four polka-dotted chickens emerge from an egg.
(First: Episode 0796)
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Film Wheelchair contestants compete at the Special Olympics.
(First: Episode 0898)
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Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (balloons and blackbirds).
(First: Episode 1393)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Counting Battements with Suzanne Farrell.
(First: Episode 1416)
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Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple.
(First: Episode 0485)
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SCENE 1 Maria greets The Count, but tells him she doesn't have time for him to count her toes or anything like that. He assures her that lately, he's focusing less on counting and more on writing poetry. He recites a love poem, which ultimately (and unsurprisingly) involves counting. An exasperated Maria heads into the Fix-It Shop, as the Count promises more of the poem to come.
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Film Marching band plays 4.
(First: Episode 0529)
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Cartoon I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
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Muppets "Muppets Rhyme in School."
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Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 2 Maria makes sure the area is clear of the Count. She makes her way to the stoop to read her newspaper, unknowingly followed by the Count, who recites more of his poem. Maria takes shelter inside, though the Count has another trick up his sleeve...
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Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle.
(First: Episode 1834)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
(First: Episode 1824)
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Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet."
(First: Episode 1171)
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Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
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SCENE 3 The Count phones Maria's apartment and finishes his poem (which will soon become a loop). His thunder and lightning causes a rainstorm in her apartment. As she retreats to the fire escape, the Count announces the sponsors.


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